First Aid: The Basics and Beyond

Course # 0069

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to review the essentials associated with basic first aid.

Description

First Aid: The Basics and Beyond is a 37 minute course that reviews essential information about first aid including rules to follow during an emergency, signs of shock and what to do, signs of a heart attack and what to do, and how to control bleeding. The course also examines first aid for burns, poisoning and animal or insect bites. The course ends by explaining what to do for exposure to extreme weather conditions, and what to do when a sudden illness takes place.

Learning Objectives

1. List rules to follow during an emergency 2. Describe the signs of shock and be able to explain what should be done to help in the crisis 3. Understand the signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, stroke, and be able to explain what should be done to help in the crisis 4. Describe the most effective way to control bleeding and care for wounds and injuries 5. Describe first aid for burn victims 6. Explain what to do for someone who has been poisoned or bitten by an animal or insect 7. Explain what to do for exposure to extreme weather conditions 8. Explain what to do for sudden illness

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Home Health Caregivers Nurses

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